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Please find below a list of Archaeological CPD courses for 2014 organised by the Centre of Archaeology at Staffordshire University (www.staffs.ac.uk/archaeology). All the courses will take place at the new state-of-the-art Science Centre close to the railway station and will be taught by specialists in their fields. The courses run twice a year (June and September) and it is possible to combine courses to receive an enhanced CPD training programme.

Other bespoke dates may be available for one or more of the courses – please email archaeology@staffs.ac.uk or ring Kevin Colls on 01782 294037 to discuss your requirements.

Details of the forthcoming programme of courses can be found below, and we will be adding details of full learning outcomes soon. If you have any questions about the courses, please email amanda.forster@archaeologists.net.

Courses now open for registration can be booked via our Eventbrite page or using the links below. You can visit our Eventbrite page by following this link.


Field Archaeology in the 21st Century – one day CPD workshop

This one day CPD workshop offers an introduction to field archaeology. Topics covered will include archaeological principles and field methodologies, archaeology and planning, recent technological advances in archaeological fieldwork, and health, safety and project logistics.

COST: £80 (IfA members and Students £72)

Writing for Publication – one day CPD workshop

This one day CPD workshop offers a comprehensive overview of writing for publication. Topics covered will include writing a site narrative, identifying themes, referencing and sources, where to publish, and new approaches to publication.

COST: £110 (£100 IfA members and students)

Ceramics and Small Finds – two day CPD workshop

This two day CDP workshop offers an introduction to ceramics and small finds from archaeological excavations. Taught by specialists in their field, day one offers an introduction to the importance of archaeological finds and how they can assist with the production of a site narrative. Day two offers delegates a choice of either taking part in a ceramic workshop (covering spot dating and typologies) or a small finds workshop in the recovery and interpretation of archaeological small finds.

COST: £130 per day (£117 per day for IfA members and students)

Forensic Archaeology – two day CPD workshop

This two day course will offer an introduction to the role of the forensic archaeologist within UK criminal investigations and international mass death scenarios. Through a series of lectures, workshops and practical exercises, participants will have the opportunity to gain new knowledge and to apply this to mock scenarios in the classroom. For those wanting to apply their newly acquired skills, the optional two day offers the opportunity to excavate a mock burial in our state-of-the-art Crime Scene facility. Participants will gain experience in excavation, crime scene recording and evidence recovery.

COST: £120 per day (£110 IfA and student discount)

GIS for Archaeologists (basic) – one day CPD workshop

This one day CPD course offers a practical introduction to Geographical Information Systems (GIS) for archaeologists. GIS has revolutionised how archaeologists collate, compare and interpret data from multiple sources. Topics covered in this introductory course include simple GIS tools, data imputing, geo-referencing, shape files, and exporting data.

COST: £110 per day (£99 IfA members or students)

GIS for Archaeologists: Data collation and integration (intermediate) – one day CPD workshop

This one day CPD course offers an intermediate level Geographical Information Systems (GIS) for archaeologists. GIS has revolutionised how archaeologists collate, compare and interpret data from multiple sources. Topics covered in this course include topographic modelling, raster’s and tins, querying data, view-shed analysis, predictive modelling, and landscape analysis.

COST: £110 per day (£99 IfA members or students)

Archaeological artefact and object scanning techniques and 3D printing – one day CPD workshop

This one day CPD course offers a comprehensive overview of object laser-scanning techniques and data imaging. This practical-based workshop introduces delegates to a range of scanning technologies and software including Minolta, Faro Scan-Arm and Geomagic. The session covers data acquisition and scanning, post-processing and imaging, through to 3D printing.

COST: £150 (£135 IfA and student discount)

Archaeological visualisation and data presentation on a budget – one day CPD workshop

This one day CPD course offers an introduction to a number of archaeological visualisation, presentation, and data acquisition techniques which utilise free or minimal cost web-based platforms, software packages or applications. These methods, such as photo-stitching and 360 degree photography, geo-tagging, and data mapping, offer accurate and innovative ways to present a wide variety of archaeological data and media types without large cost implications.

COST: £110 per day (£100 IfA members or students)

Holocaust Archaeology – one day CPD workshop

This one day CPD course, taught by the world’s leading Holocaust Archaeologist, offers an introduction to this new discipline of conflict archaeology. Topics covered will include background to the events, truths and miss-conceptions, material evidence of the Holocaust, ethical and religious considerations, archaeological methodologies, and case studies from across Europe.

COST: £110 per day (£100 IfA members or students)

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